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Mens Maintenancel5 09

  2. 2. The BODY MAINTENANCE The Road to a Healthier You ManualHey Guys,Just like an expensive sports car your body is a precision machine.To perform your best, you must service and maintain your body like yourcar or truck. Put things off and it can be very costly and damaging.Regular checkups and preventive maintenance is a must for your carand your body.Body MaintenanceThis Body Maintenance Manual is your personal tool to keeping yourbody running its best. This manual is designed for men ages 18-45years. Use it to record your medical history and tune-ups; and to mapout your health goals as you travel to a healthier you.Check this out, you could keep your Body Maintenance Manual in yourglove box and take it with you on your next doctor’s visit.Owners’ InformationPhone Cell Have a good trip!Supported in part by project H5MMC10862 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau (Title V, Social Security Act)100,000 copies of this public document were printed at a cost of $10,274 or $.103 each. (5/09)
  3. 3. MANUAL CONTENTS Ready? Know Your Make and Model Set? Tune-up Schedule Go! Getting to the Winner’s CircleImportant ContactsEmergency Contact PhoneLocal Hospital PhoneHealthcare Provider PhoneDentist PhoneEye Doctor PhoneOther Phone 1
  4. 4. Ready? Know Your Make and ModelVEHICLE HISTORY REPORTMY BLOOD TYPEMark the box with your blood type. Don’t know it? Ask your healthcare providerto check it for you when you get your next blood test.J O+ J O- J AB+ J AB- J A+ J A- J B+ J B-A simple blood test can let you know if you or your partner have sickle celldisease or if you can pass the sickle cell trait on to your children. You can betested for free at your local health department. Call the NC Family HealthResource Line (1-800-367-2229) for more information.J Sickle Cell Trait J Sickle Cell DiseaseMY INJURIES/HOSPITAL STAYSWhat Happened and Why? Date Hospital/City/State 2
  5. 5. VEHICLE HISTORY REPORTTell your healthcare provider about your family history too.Self Family MembersJ High Blood Pressure J High Blood PressureJ Diabetes J DiabetesJ Heart Disease J Heart DiseaseJ Stroke J StrokeJ Cancer J Cancer (Colon, Breast, Prostate Cancer)J Alcoholism J AlcoholismJ Mental Illness J Mental IllnessMore About YouDo you feel stressed or angry? J Yes J NoDo you smoke? J Yes J NoPrescribed medicines I take now:Allergies: 3
  6. 6. Set? Tune-Up ScheduleKEEP YOUR ENGINE RUNNINGCHECKUPS SHOULD BE DONE AT THE RIGHT TIMEScreening/Activity Maintenance Date ScheduleBody Weight/Height Every checkupBlood Pressure (BP) – High blood pressure Every 2 years startingcan lead to heart attack, stroke, loss of sight at age 18and kidney damage. High blood pressureusually does not have symptoms or signs.Ask if your blood pressure is "normal" or"high" (140/90 or higher).Cholesterol Test – Cholesterol helps your Get cholesterol checkedcells grow. But a high level can put you at regularly startingrisk for heart disease. If your level is higher at age 35than 200, ask your healthcare providerwhat you can do to lower it.Diabetes (“Blood Sugar”) Glucose – As directed by yourTests the level of your blood glucose, or healthcare providerblood sugar. High blood sugar can harmyour heart, kidney, nerves, blood vesselsand eyes. 4
  7. 7. Screening/Activity Maintenance Date ScheduleDental Exam/Cleaning 1 or 2 times a yearHearing Test At 18 then every 10 yearsHIV Test If you have unprotected sex with multiple partners Or your partner used needles to shoot (inject) drugs or steroidsMental Health Talk with doctor beginning at age 18Mole Self-check on Skin Monthly at age 20 then every 3 years with doctorSexually Transmitted Infections – If you have unprotectedTalk with doctor before becoming sex with multiple partnerssexually active. If sexually active, get If you develop symptomstested for gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydiaand other STIs.Testicular Self-exam Monthly starting at age 18 5
  8. 8. Set? Tune-Up SchedulePREVENTIVE MAINTENANCEVaccines protect you from some diseases. Ask your healthcare provider whichshots you need. Write down the date you get each shot or dose.Vaccine Date DateHepatitis ANeed 2 doses if you haven’t had this vaccine.Hepatitis BNeed 3 doses if you haven’t had this vaccine.Influenza (flu shot)Need 1 dose every year.Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)May need 1 or 2 doses depending on whenyou were last vaccinated for MMR.Tetanus/diphtheria (Td)Or Tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis (Tdap)After 18 years get a Td booster every 10 years.Varicella (chicken pox vaccine)Need 2 doses if you haven’t had chickenpox or this vaccine. 6
  9. 9. Go! Getting to the Winner’s CircleSEXUAL DRIVEIf you change the oil, maintain proper fluid levels and have regular maintenancechecks, then your car will last and perform well. A man who takes care of hisbody can do the same. M Low testosterone can cause low sex drive, poor or no erections, low sperm count, hot flashes, bad temper, lack of focus and DID YOU KNOW? being depressed. M Some medical conditions and drugs can cause low testosterone. Talk to your doctor about your problems. M Men with Type 2 diabetes can have lower testosterone levels than men without diabetes. If managed well, diabetes should not interfere with sexual performance. M Morphine and steroids can also cause problems. Talk to your doctor about their side effects.Female Mechanics. You may crash when you hear that getting caught up inthe moment means youre now going to be a father. Aside from condoms,women have birth control options you need to know about. • pills, patch or shots • vaginal and uterine inserts – ring, IUD, diaphragm • Implanon – inserts in their arm Women get their tubes tied and men can have a vasectomy.How many passengers? Are you having unprotected sex? If you are, youcould become a dad. Are you ready? Do you use condoms? Can you say no? 7
  10. 10. Go! Getting to the Winner’s CircleGENTLEMEN START YOUR ENGINES!If you are carrying extra pounds, you are not alone. But this is one time wherefollowing the crowd is not a good idea. Extra weight and belly fat are risky!Men who have that spare tire are more at risk than others for health problems. HOW DO YOU GET RID OF DO YOU THAT SPARE TIRE? HAVE A SPARE TIRE, EXTRA BELLY FAT? GET OUT OF THE PIT and REV UP THE MUSCLES! YOUR BODY NEEDS TO MOVE AT LEAST: • 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week Or • 20 minutes a day, 3 days a week And Do strength training for muscles Fact: Heart Disease – #1 killer for black and white men PROTECT THE PARTS! I Wear a cup HEAPSLTH I Wear a condom TI KEEP YOUR FILTERS CHECKED! I If you have an itch, drip or fire you could have jock itch a fungal infection or a sexually transmitted infection I Don’t spin out and crash. Get checked out! 8
  11. 11. BODY FUEL Down Size not Super Size! Put in the best quality fuel to get a better response, run better and need less care. HEAL TIPSTH I Eat healthy I Skip the fried foods I Skip the salt I Cut the saturated fats I Ease up on the drinking I Drink water HEAPSLTH TIDONT WRECK ROADSIDEYOUR BODY! H ASSISTANCE 1-800-367-2229 BE A MANAvoid tobacco, AVE A PLANsmoking, chewing,dipping, secondhand What’s your PLAN?smoke and illegal Are you READY?drugs. Are you SET?Have a good trip! Be street smart! 9